Sink Or Swim?

Sink Or Swim?

Mark Carney, the new Governor of the Bank of England, has announced there will be no rise in the Bank of England's base rate until unemployment is below 7 %;  part of an intermediate target in his ‘forward guidance’ and translated as, we’re unlikely to see a rate rise for about 36 months... or more.... [...]
Another Marmite Moment For A Roller Coaster Bank?

Another Marmite Moment For A Roller Coaster Bank?

The sun had hardly set on an announcement that RBS, the bank with kinetic pull from politicians,  could see itself and Lloyds Banking Group going out to ‘public’  ownership when RBS’s CEO, with a mixed public image, built around a £45Bn public bailout to turn around a failing bank   and  added  contentious bonuses, ( Stephen [...]
Does Red Mean Stop Or Go?

Does Red Mean Stop Or Go?

Probably, down at No.11 after some gradual stretching exercises and a crack of the knuckles, Mr O’s  spring in his step bounce downstairs turned to frantic running around; throwing things out of the cupboard under the stairs, and shouting "who's moved the red bag again?" ......Because, as we’ve heard from pre-budget snippets, it’s a visit to [...]
December 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

December 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

The Answer Is Out There - It's The Question That Brought You Here: Financing Business Matrix Little wonder the micro and small business owner can feel their brain turning as cavernous as an empty warehouse, when they hear the stable interview question: where do you see yourself in 3-5 years? An unsurprising response because looking [...]
December 2012 Noteworthy News

December 2012 Noteworthy News

Bank of England is to have a new Governor  when Sir Mervyn King’s term ends (June 30). Mark Carney, currently Governor of the Bank of Canada, will be taking his post ‘at a crucial time in the Bank of England’s history’, as the first non-British national to lead the Bank. The Autumn Statement  may see [...]